NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

The Patrons of Italian Culture Board of Directors and several invited members returned from their 'annual' 4 day Board Retreat in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, Oct. 18-21. This was the first Board retreat held outside of the United States and proved to be the start of a dynamic collaboration with our northern amici, reports Paul Romano, Patron President....

From lost souls to lost jobs, St. Anthony of Padua is a trusted and beloved resource for devout Roman Catholics everywhere. And this week, pilgrims will have an opportunity to view the saint's relics - a floating rib and piece of facial skin - when they tour area parishes for veneration services.

di Mauro Battocchi   The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco presented a spectacular celebration of Made in Italy at the Consulate last week. As the 250 guests enjoyed fine wines by Montresor Vineyards and authentic Italian food by Emporio Rulli, they also enjoyed first-hand exposure to timeless brands crafted by Italy's finest artisan...

Orietta Gianjorio, olive oil sommelier, talks about production, terroir, certifications, extra virginity and the needs for biological cultivation, sustainability and minimization of environmental impact. The seminar continues with an interactive olive oil tasting (fee applies). Seminar open to the public, free of charge.Olive Oil tasting: fee appl...

Italingua is a school of the Italian language for all ages and it is not just a place where you learn Italian, you come to us to feel Italian.   The students are taught by a group of passionate knowledgeable and warm-hearted teachers; and while learning about the language the students also learn about Italian culture, music and food, art and...

by Ryan Davis   The next exhibition to open at the Museo Italo Americano at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center, takes on expressionism from three artists.   Titled Natural Expressions, the exhibition features the works of artists Alberto Cristini, Vincent Galassi and John Malveto, and ranging in various mediums from watercolor, to phot...

di Marco Bruna   È raro e affascinante conoscere uomini che vivono della propria arte e vengono celebrati in tutto il mondo per il loro talento, acclamati perché hanno saputo trasmettere al proprio pubblico emozioni fuori dall'ordinario.   Domenico Codispoti, 38 anni, originario di Catanzaro, è uno di questi: definito dalla nota rivis...

Experience some of the best that Italy has to offer in fashion, art, food, and wine, and celebrate the Holidays Italian style at the new FRAU Shoes store at Westfield Century City! Special promotion included!   LIKE FRAU Shoes on Facebook for more info and special promotions! Address: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. -...

Michael Fiorelli, executive chef at the new Love & Salt in Manhattan Beach, never went to culinary school. Instead, the New York native learned his way around the kitchen working at restaurants all over the country, including at Susanna Foo in Philadelphia; the Tavern Room at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.; the Little Ne...

Roberto Salvatore Cani was born to Sicilian parents on October 17, 1967 in Milan. His masterly technique as a violinist is corroborated by numerous awards won in prestigious international competitions: from the Paganini Competition (Genoa, 1990) to the Jeunesses Musicales (Belgrade, 1990, first prize and Best Performance of a Contemporary Work), an...

Boys' and Girls' Town of Italy's 53rd annual benefit lunch, presented by the San Francisco Women's Committee, celebrated 70 years of service to 30,000 children in Rome, and the launch of Boys' and Girls' Towns of Ethiopia. Boys' and Girls' Towns offer a safe haven and a chance in life for hungry, homeless and orphaned children living on the streets...

With olive oil consumption on the rise internationally, consumers are interested in discovering authentic Italian olive oil and tasting fresh, raw olive oil immediately after it's produced for a multitude of health benefits. To answer that interest, Olive Oil Sommelier Carol Firenze is offering an exciting opportunity to olive oil lovers around the...